Jersey dairy butter for sale. Mrs.
Hattie Stanfield. Phone 183 J.
BaJed aJfalfa, 75c. per 100 lbs.,
$12.50 p, r ton. Special prices on car
load lots. Bennett Bros.
L. McLaughlin and N. E. Wood
house have been doing jury duty here
this week. They returned today to
their homes in G1 nns Ferry.
Lecturer Harry Scriver has been
driving solid truths home at the
Congregational Church this week.
The meetings have been exceptionally
The Ladies Aid of the Congrega
tional church are planning for an ex
cellent New Year party, December
31, at the spacious residence of the
president, Mrs. L. L. Spring.
"John Henry bn Christmas Pres
ents" is the title of a two-column
skit to be found on nother page of
this paper. Those who read It will
have to admit it is a laugh-producer.
As delegates to the "Older Boys'
Conference" to be held at Ontario,
Oregon, Friday, Saturday and Sun
day, the Congregational Young Men'e
S. S. clas* taught by Mr. Thompson,
sends six young men, Purdy Eaton,
Herbert Davis, Fayette and Will Bach,
ljeo Spring and Richard Tyler.
The Ladles Aid society of the Con
gregational church will hold a cooked
food, candy and flower sale at the
office of the Idaho Power & Light
company, Thursday, December 23.
Sale begins at 2:30 p. m. Leave or
ders with Mrs. L. L. Spring or Mrs.
C. H Stewart
Perhaps never before in the busi
ness history of Mountain Home has
a firm published such an extended
list of prices as that shown in the
b ig advertisement of the Ontario Cask
store in another page of htis paper.
This store is offering groceries at
Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Taylor have
moved here front Glenns Ferry and
taken op their abode in the Fitzwater
residence. Mr. Taylor, who is a
barber, has purchased the half inter
est of Frank Ottenhelmer in the
barber shop on Front, street wind will
continue In the business with C. A.
Shop early.. The early shopper
catches the best values and gets the
finest assortment to choose from.
One is able thus to examine and
chooes leisurely and comfortably the
presents that are to be given, Instead
of being hurried and flurried as are
those who wait until the last moment
to do their shopping.
F. H. Barrett returned this morning
from Portland to which place he
went last week to attend the golden
wedding anniversary of his parents.
Jos ph Barrett will remain till the
latter part of the week. In contrast
to the W'eather this section is hav
ing Frank states that it rained every
one of the several days he was in
In its page adv. in this issue the
Golden Rule store announces that
Old Saint Nick is to be at their
store on Christmas eve ready to
distribute gift packages to the wor
thy ones. The adv. explains how
easy it is to become worth}'. Manager
Pratt of the Golden Rule has this
year made greater preparations than
ever before to take care of the
holiday trade, and his announcement
is worthy of perusal.
On Wednesday of this week there
was celebrated in Portland, Oregon
the golden wedding anniversary of
Rev. and Mrs. W. M. Barrett, long
time residents of the coats'country
and parents of Joseph C and Frank
H Barrett of this place, both of
whom made the trip to Portland to
be present ou the occasion,
brother, A. F. Barrett, of Hollister,
arrived here Saturday to accompany
them ou the trip. At Nampa they
were joined by another brother, L.
C. Barrett, a former resident of Moun
6. Z. Smith, who has legions of
friends in this community, removed
to Hill City some time ago, and there
established a barber shop. That
Birt has had time to unpack at least
a portion of his collection of curios
is evident from the following item
in the Hilll City News: "When a
stranger steps into Birt Smith's bar
ber shop be imagines he Is in some
part of the Tammen curio store to
Denver. Aside from being one of the
most popular places in town, his
shop is unique in that It has a won
derful collection of mounted birds,
big game heads and a display of an
warm the heart of a connoisseur.
Besides this Mr. Smith has a fine
mineral collection and owns a num
ber of valuable properties in com
and relies that would
pttiiy with others, ie u barber and ft'
KentIwuam whom it Is u pleasure to:
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Park and Airs,
Chris Hendricks, Jr., made a trip to
Boise early In the week.
• Frank Englehact returned Wednee
1-Vy from Hagertnam valley where he
finished a contract for plastering a
K. C. Massey of Uoise is in the city
today on his way home from Grand
view where he has been to look af
ter his farming interests.
Court has been tn session during all
of the week. A number of veniremen
from various parts of the county
have been called for jury duty.
Baled Hay for sale, by the load,
ton, or car load. Bennett Bros.
See us for baled hay. We can tor
niish any quantity at. lowest market
prices. Bennett Bros.
with eagerness to
Court opened Monday with a jury
paanel summoned to try criminal and
Tlie criminal cases
were disposed of during the week.
Several civil cases were tried during
the week but a number are yet -to ibe
Mis. Nina Pool Thompson, with
her baby daughter, came over from
Boise last week and is visiting at
the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs,
The work of building a vault in the
rear room of the Stockgrowers State
bank building was commenced this
The construction of the
vault was made necessary by the
purchase of the Stockgrowers bank
by the First National Bank of this
place. The First National will occu
py the Stockgrowers' building, and
Cashier Austin expects to be moved
by the first of next week.
Manager Dolling of the Mountain
States Co. made an auto trip to Ben
nett postoffice to establish a pay
phone station, which was placed in
the Baker house for the convenience
of Contractor Sam A. Forter, who
will make his headquarters there un
til he completes his coniract. for con
creting the tunnels on the irrigation
system. The road is now broken so
that automobiles can get into the
Photographer Helm says his studio
is a busy .institution these days but
that he is not too busy to make ap
pointments for portraits for the Christ
mas season. Says Helm: "Orders re
ceived before Dec. 13 will be com
pleted by Dec. 18; orders received be
fore Dec. 18 will be completed by
Dec. 22; but don't wait tilll the last
minute." Heim is human, like the
rest of us; he can work only
about sixteen hours a day.
C. E. Johnson returned Tuesday
from a trip to Buhl. From that
place on Monday he drove to Castle
ford on Snake river to present a bid
tor the construction of some large
ranch buildings that are soon to be
erected on the property of a retired
eastern publisher. Mr. Johnson
slates that Buhl apparently is enjoy
ing great prosperity. The greatest
contributing cause was the splendid
crop of clover and alfalfa seed
raised by the farmers in that section
this year, and for which they have
received several hundred thousand
Mrs. Emmett Thompson and daugh
ter, Miss Susie, left yesterday for
their old home in Tarkio, Mo., where
Mr. Thompson has been employed
tor nearly a year. They have long
been valued residents of Mountain
Home and will be missed by their
friends. It is their present intention
to return here early in the spring at
which time they expect Mr. Thomp
son will accompany them. The Thomp
son residence will be occupied during
t-heir absence by Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Argo, have come here from Boise
R. Lew Wallace ia a guest at the
Mountain Home on a visit to his
friends and former companion, R. J.
Newell, the engineer employed by
the village to make the surveys for
the sewer system which has been
constructed this fall.
China, in the province of Shensi,
these gentlemen were co-workers as
engineers in Die service of the Red
Cross, and later with the Standard
In thedr call at this
office the gentlemen presented the
personal cards which they used to
China, with their names and occupa
tions in Chinese characters on the
Tjjey are still un
From the first number given by the
Scriver-Farris lecturers at the Con
gregational church last Sunday night
the attendance throughout the week
been highly satisfactory to the
promoters of the course,
ait times, but always cogent and with
the ablest lecturer that has appeared
in Mountain Home for some time,
hurled his budget of truths and opin
ions at hi® hearers, who listened
ft' The course will conclude this evetiinjb'who
to: when Air. Scriver will deliver his
lecture, "The World's Greatest Por
.rait." Twice this week Mr. Scriver
talked to the students of the pub
lic school and last night lie delivered
a short address at the meeting of the
Development League, after hits regu
lar appearance at the church. The
The afternoon meetings conducted by
Mrs. Farris were well attended and
have been an Inspiration to many,
lecturers appear in Boise the com
Let us figure ou your hay bill. We
can save you money. Bennett Bros.
Don't forget the basket ball game
next Friday evening at the gymnasium.
A big contest is in sight, tor the
town team is going to tear Into the
high school boys, it is promised.
The suit of John W. Caldwell vs.
the Village of Mountain Home and
thirteen, others, including the pres
ent members of the village board, oc
cupied the attention of Judge Both
well in district court esterday after
noon and evening. The action brought
to stop the construction of the sewer
on which work has been progress
ing for some time and to prevent
the issuance of bonds in payment
Argument was heard on
the demurrer of the defendants, which
was presented by Attorney J. G. Watts
This morning Judge Bothwell ren
dered a decision sustaining the con
tention. of tire defendants.
Howie, attorney for the plaintiff, at
once gave notice of an appeal of the
case to the supreme court.
First National Acquires Business of
Stockgrowers State Bank.
Announcement is made today of
the most important financial trans
action that has taken place Sir local
business cirolis this year. The First
National Bank a number of weeks
ago purchased the business and bank
ing house of the Stockgrocwei's
State Bank, at. which time application
was made to the comptroller of cur
rency at the national capita! tor an
Increase in the capital stock of the
First National. The certificate grant
ing the increase was issued on De
cember 4 and was received by -the
First National officials this week.
The capital stock authorized by the
certificate is $100,000 with a sur
plus of $25,000. The former capital
stock was $25,000. The Stockgrowers
had a capital stockof $50,000.
The merging of these two banks
makes the First National one of the
strongest banking houses in south
ern Idaho and is a move that will re
sult in economy of operation with dis
advantages to no one. The assets of
(he combined banks make a total of
The First National, It was learned
today, will move to the building so
long occupied by the Stockgrwers,
and it Is the intention of the bank's
officials to begin business in the new
location next Man-day.
For the prfsent there w-lll be no
change in officers or in the personnel
of the bank's employes. F. E. Austin
who has served the First National ef
ficiently as cashier for the past six
years, will remain in that capacity.
James T. Whitson, for several years
the obliging cashier of the stock
growers, will become assistant cashie
of the enlarged bank. A. F. And r
son and John B. Chattin will re
tain their positions in the bank.
Borah Decline* Use of Name.
Washington.—Senator Borah of
Idaho has declined to permit the use
of his name in the Minnesota presi
dential primary, reasserting that he
is not a candidate for the presidential
nomination next year and does not
wish to be drawn into the contest.
He received many telegrams from re
publican friends and admirers in
Minnesota urging him to consent to
the circulation of petitions to place his
name on the ballot.
Harm's Jubilee Singers at the Standard
Theatre, Dec. 22.
Under the auspices of the Episco
pal Young Ladies club Hann's Jubilee
Singer* will appear at the Standard
theatre on the night of December
22. This will be the mimical event
of the season.
Daughters of Veterans Entertain.
The National Alliance Daughters of
Veterans, Francis E. Willard Tent No.
I, will celebrate the 30th anniversary
o' the birthday of the order on Tues
day. December 16, at 8:30 p.m .
This organization was formed to
perpetuate the memories of our fath
rs. veterans of the civil war. and in
remembrance of their loyalty to the
Union and their sacrifice for its
preservation; to keep alive the mem
ory of those who participated in that
heroic struggle for the maintenance
Ot our government.
Our mission is to spread widely the
teachings of patriot torn, that those
dwell in this brood hind of
will so live that, in peace or in war.
there skull be no stain on "the Flag
our fathers saved."
Our duty is to nculcate a love of
country and patriotism and to pro
mote equal nights and universal lib
Our privilege: "To aid the Uuiou
veterans of the civil war, and their
widows and orphans when helpless
and in distress, and to assist those
in our order who are worthy and
Come and help the good causa.
There will be an enjoyable program
of music, songs and readings. A
war tax lunch will be a novel feature
of the entertainment, so come with
a good appetite. Announcement of
place will be made on the screen at
the Crystal Theatre.
BESSIE CHILDS, Sec'y.
Portland Stock Market.
■Sixteen hundred head were received
A today's market and buyers were
A; r to buy at sightly advanced
Men. Lambs again brought $7.50,
a weakness in the market for a
Requiring the fair apportionment
of moneys received from the sale of
timber on forest reserves, so that
Portland, Ore., Doc. 6.—There be
ing no choice stuff offered today, the
real strength of the market could not
be ascrib d. Top steers, however, are
c uoted at $7.25, A few cows brought
j 5.50. Today's run was more liberal
(han for some time.
Over 7,000 hogs were on the market
1 'riees wire maintained and trading
ifas active throughout the day. Quali
ty was somewhat better and buyers
ijeie mo.e lib ral than usual. Tops
nought $ti.00, bulk at $5.95.
Lpi of weeks, all other classes
BUSY IN CONGRESS
■ (Continued from page one)
|fl attractive. In this connection it
(I known that Secretary Lane and
tie reclamation commission have
(Jen working for several weeks on a
[jlan to raise more money for financ
ing irrigation work, blit they have
ot yet reach <1 a conclusion.
Senator Borah also will reintroduce
(is bill authorizing the state of
[laho to exchange Its school lands in
f»rest reserves for compact bodies of
*reet reserve lands. If this bill is
nacted the state w-idl be able to
arry through the exchange which
as long been in contemplation, but
hich lias be n blocked because the
iterior department holds It cannot
jmplete the exchange without con
During tlie past summer, Senator
£ tali made a trip over the Sawtooth
c intry, and In consequence of that
t- > will introduce a bil] ci-eating the
g vtooth National park. The pro
t Is well understood in Idaho,
mother bil) by Senator Borah
»nds the enlarged homestead bill
tj providing that homesteaders un
the non-residence clause may live
'where within the state, provided
t y are able to improve their land
required by law. As the law now J
mda. these homes'eaders must live
v bin 20 miles of their land.
Again Senator Borah will try to!
a pend the cultivation clause of the
horn stead law by providing that in
lieu of cultivation, homesteaders may
es ablisli good faith by making per
manent improvement* on their land to
the extent of $1.50 per acre each
He also will reintroduce
prohibiting senators and representa
tives acting as attorneys in any case
in which the United States governmenl
is an interested party.
Representative Addison Smith has
drawn and will introduce a new bill
to take care of Carey act entry men
on irrigation projects that have not
been supplied with water, either be
cause of the failure of the project or
because of the lack of water supply.
This bill will provide that when the
land goes hack to the public domain,
the entryman shall have preference
right to enter H under the enlarged
liomest ad law; that is. each entry
man will have preference right to
the tract on whicli he had settled
under the Carey act.
Another bill will provide for the or
ganization of irrigation districts on
the public domain, so that promoters I*
will hvae a lien on the property for 1 !
Hie water lur i, !-*d.
this bill have not
out. Under such a bill
believes irrigation projects could be|
financed, for he proposes to provide
means whereby they get assurance
that their money wii; be safeguarded.
Representative Smith also will re
introduce a .-lumber of bills which he
had before the last congress but
which failed -o receive consideration.
Among them are the following:
Creating the Sawtooth National
Authorizing the erection of public
The details of
yet been worked 1
Mr. Smith !
buildings at Blacktoot, < 'a Id well, Wei
|aer and Hailey,
Granting a tract of public lauds to
1 the state of Idaho to aid in public
j road construction.
Establishing a fish cultural station
To establish land courts.
The reclamation loan bllL
To construct armored cars for th«
use of tlie army.
Providing for the drainage of In
dlan lands in Bonner county.
Authorizing the loaning of postal
savings funds (o farmers.
Extendng the provisions of the
public land laws to Illinois over IS
years of age.
Providing better pay for rural car
Authorizing the construction of a
highway through tlie Targhee forest
for the relief of the University ol
Representative McCracken intend*
ui go slow about the introduction of
bills. He has drawn a fomprehen
sive bill, however, designed to greatly
increase Die supply of wat r for Irri
ga'ion all along the Snake river for
V. e benefit cf settlers on existing
p.'i ji ' ts, and with a view to provld
dig sufficient additional water tor
new proj eta. This bill will authority,
Die construction of four reservoirs
along Snake river, for which it will
make appropriations ns follows
Swan valley res avoir, three hundred
th iuia. d dollars; Teton reservoir,I
one million dollars; Island Park re-!
s rvoir, one million dollars; and
Henry lake reservoir, on ■ hundred
This same hill will authorize an ap
propriation of two hundred thousand
dollars for the purchase of portions
of tlie townsite of Ameriean Falls,
ARE LIFE-LONG TOKENS OF REMEMBRANCE
There are many things in this store that will make lasting
and satisfactory gifts. You will find here a splendid assort
ment of that most appropriate of presents, Silverware. We
show it with pleasure and confidence. A fine stock of rich
Cut glass in the latest designs. In our jewelry stock may
be found many suitable things for Christmas giving, such as
Bracelet Watches, ranging in price from $2.50 to $50.00;
Watches of the standard makes; dainty Mantel Clocks;
Lavallieres; Gold and Diamond rings, and the miscellaneous
things that make up a complete stock of Jewelry.
An especially fine showing of toilet and Manicure Sets
in Silver and Parisian Ivory.
Our time is yours when you want to buy, so come in
and we will help you select the present for Him or Her.
Price and quality go hand in hand. Every article guaran
teed as represented.
FRED J. PILLINER
;In Every Department of;
The Stockgrowers State Bank
is prepared to serve you in a satisfactory manner
STOCKGROWERS STATE BANK
looking t the cnatructin of a dam
above the falls which will Impound
sufficient water to augment the sup
ply In the Snake river below, and
give additional (lower facilities on the
.Minidoka project and more water for
the Interior section o' the country.
Another bill by Mr. McCracken
with a like amount appro
priated by the slate for the construc
tion of n road from Ashton to the
boundary of the Yellows)on*
national forest park,
It tlie river and harbor bill, when
reported, does not make
' is ' <)n for Improving the Snake river,
McCracken will offer amend
menu to that bill designed to give
lyewistou continuous water comm uni -
cation with the Columbia river.
A number of bills fathered in th«
Fit inch will lie reintroduced this
siou by one or more members of the
Present delegation. Among those billa
are the following:
Authorizing the erection of public
build'ngs at Nampa,
To erect schoolhouses for the In
liana ai Kootenai valley.
station at Mos ow.
Increasing the pension of Indian
To pay rural carriers for Injuries
re-civ <1 while on duty,
To sell land In the Coeur d'Alen*
reservation to the University of Idaho
To complete the survey of publi*
lands in Idaho.
Granting fifty thousand acres of
public land to the University of Idaho
a mining experiment
To exchange state school lauds in
forest reserves for compact I naets of
government frest land.
For the relief of star route cur
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